A Model for Developing University Students' Interethnic Tolerance in the Context of Leading Modern Media Education Strategies in Russia and English-speaking Countries
Media Education (Mediaobrazovanie)
The possibilities of media education for upbringing the younger generation are undeniable. Development of citizenship and interethnic tolerance to representatives of other ethnic groups and cultures is one of the important and urgent directions of Russian media education. In this process, the analysis of the best Russian and foreign media education practices is essential. In this study we attempted to construct a model for fostering students' interethnic tolerance based on the main theoretical
... e main theoretical approaches and practical aspects in the context of leading Russian and foreign (in this case, English-speaking) approaches to media education in the system of higher education. This model is a set of the objective, methodological, organizational, reflective and evaluative components. The conceptual basis of the model includes the following methodological approaches: developing critical thinking, culturological, semiotic and socio-cultural and aesthetic approaches, which are increasingly being developed in the university practice of media education. One of the leading approaches in media education for fostering students' interethnic tolerance is analysing media texts of different types and genres. This process is traditionally based on the key media education concepts associated with defining the source, typology, perception, topics and representation of media texts. Reliance on the concepts of media agencies, media categories, media technologies, media languages, media audiences, media representations is also emphasised.